The Peace of Wild Dawn

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Dawn delicate, 
durable, 
dreaming, bursts through the clouds
as I look back
swallowing
the last bits of a black bean breakfast bowl. 

I cannot forget headlines
leaping out at me from the television,
the newspaper,
cannot disregard feeling of dread
swirl of smoke 
and drowning hope in the drinks of Poets 
on the other side of the world,
my heart is bloodied 
but unyielding
I beg the Lord above
to lend me wings 
so that I may breathe out words of healing. 

Peace
invariably blooms
when we manage to outwit Apollyon,
who seeks
to trouble the minds of those
trapped
in the clutches of despair, of woe,
of hate
and circumstance.

Let us align with goal,
discover that strength lies in thought, 
let not the brutality of this world
make you hard
let not the pain deprive of feeling,
of love
and perseverance. 
We are stronger together
in numbers,
in striving to find a solution through means
of harmony
rather than leaning toward route of bias
and
destruction.

 

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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

 

Posted for Open link night @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Susan L Chast says:

    Yes. May we, then, “dawn delicate”!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Rommy says:

    Thank goodness for those hearts that emerge from under the brutality of the world unjaded and with an even greater capacity to care.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❤️

  3. So much truth in your words. It is hard to keep our hearts soft in the midst of so much that is wrong. And yet we must if there is to be any hope for humankind at all.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  4. Good, solid truth – to work together and strive against the despair that divides.
    Sending you love. You grow in wisdom and grace my friend.

    hugs
    ~L

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Leslie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. gillena says:

    Ah yes dear poet you deserve your wings of healing

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you ❤️

      Much🌻🌺love

  6. We are unbeatable when we stand together, caring for one another, refusing to feed on the fear and pain of those some think less…

    May all our voices grow wings and find their way to where they are needed most.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  7. We are stronger together
    in numbers,
    in striving to find a solution through means
    of harmony
    rather than leaning toward route of bias
    and destruction……..indeed….Amen♥️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! ❤️ Thank you so much, Sreeja 😀 so good to see you! ❤️

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    “breathe out words of healing. ” Amen. The only panacea for all the ills. May we all do this much. Beautiful ,Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  9. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    When we unite it’s almost possible to find a common ground…
    and today I felt hopeful for the situation in Yemen for the first time in years.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. Jane Dougherty says:

    I’d like you to be right 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. I liked the lines /drowning hopes in the drinks of Poets/on the other side of the world/. Maybe it’s just secondary to the holidays approaching, but I am encountering poetics of hope and love, and I really dig it. In America our daily dose of chaos and cruelty blinds us to choices of real fellowship and affection for our fellow man/woman and those less fortunate than us. Thank you for your caring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

    2. Lona Gynt says:

      I have noticed the hope also Glen, It made me smile since I am percolating a poem about hope currently.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. The oxymoron in the title is original and it suggested so much before I even started to read the poem, Sanaa! And then the wonderful alliteration in the opening lines:
    ‘Dawn delicate,
    durable,
    dreaming’
    as well as the action of it bursting through the clouds promises even more, which comes in the onslaught of the second stanza. Thank fully ‘Peace invariably blooms’, a lovely metaphor, and there is hope in harmony.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  13. scott hastie says:

    Your message is a strong one, dear Sanaa and expressed with yearnings that ring so true…. Bless you and good luck tomorrow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. rob kistner says:

    It is difficult to shield against the force of this world… fine poem Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rob ❤️

  15. Xenia Tran says:

    A beautiful heart-felt write Sanaa and a prayer for a better future. Harmony is the way forward – thank you so much for sharing xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines and explanation why peace is broken when Apollyon acts “to trouble the minds of those
    trapped
    in the clutches of despair, of woe,”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  17. Grace says:

    Love your inspiring message with: We are stronger together
    in numbers.

    All the best to you in 2019! Cheers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

      Wishing you a joyous new year 2019! Cheers! 😀

  18. Yes, we are stronger together, even though now it seems most of us are in the minority.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  19. V.J. says:

    I often feel so helpless watching the news – your poem speaks to the difficulty, the need, the hope in coming together.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, V.J 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. Jade Li says:

    yours is a poem of hope. i pray that this comes to pass.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! ❤️ Thank you so much, Jade 😀 so good to see you! ❤️

  21. Ashes Birds
    Clouds Fall
    High
    Low
    Love Sings
    Fires
    Drowns
    Gets
    Back up
    Falls Again
    Stars Rise Beyond
    Winter Colors
    DeLight Life
    Worth LiVinG..
    Dreams Beyond DArk..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Katiemiafrederick 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

    2. Lona Gynt says:

      The wheel of life
      Turns less in
      Time, but curves
      Rather more again
      To the hearts
      Beating out
      Hopebeats
      Not to fall
      Not to burn
      But to hold the
      Dawn in our hand
      And to see love
      Rising out of the hope
      Of mornings
      Which hope ascends
      Itself from out of
      The ashes and
      Love of mourning.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❄️☁️📝🌼

  22. Gina says:

    power and might, strength from a gentle soul speaks so loud and clear dear poetess.
    i love this phrase
    “let not the pain deprive of feeling,”
    pain can numb us from doing what we should and right to do.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Gina 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  23. Sara McNulty says:

    Only in uniting, will people find harmony and peace. Lovely, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  24. Margaret says:

    Events such as these do draw people together – I just wish the “togetherness” lasted… A sensitive write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Priya Bhaskar says:

    Oh Sanaa this is so beautiful! 😍 I adore the image “delicate dawn!”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Priya 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  26. Lona Gynt says:

    “discover that strength lies in thought,
    let not the brutality of this world
    make you hard
    let not the pain deprive of feeling,
    of love“

    True that girlfriend!
    Wonderful stuff Sanaa! Strength in numbers, crowd sourcing and democracy will eventually get most of it right, hopefully in time. Let’s all be in that “coven of granular solitude “

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lona 😍 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

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